ARCH1203 Residential Materials and Methods of Construction

The student studies building science and technology used in wood and light-gauge steel frame residential construction. Topics to be covered include foundations, floor systems, wall framing, ceiling/roof framing and interior and exterior finish materials and methods of construction. Students will prepare residential construction specifications and estimate material costs.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901 and prerequisite or concurrent ARCH1101

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:\
Describe foundation construction
Explain erosion control measures
Analyze site conditions
Describe floor construction systems
Illustrate roof construction detail
Identify stair terms and components
Identify window types and styles
Identify door types and styles
Describe thermal and moisture protection
Compare qualities of finish materials
Select finish materials
Describe construction details
Organize items by Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) division in project specifications
Estimate material costs

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

lab:

0